The DoD unveiled its Defense Space Strategy designed to "serve as the roadmap to advance our nation's military space power."
The officials said they believe Anchorage meets eligibility requirements and would be competitive in the evaluation process.
It marked the first time an American commercial capsule with humans aboard performed the feat.
If all goes well, it will launch at 3:22 p.m. EDT from Kennedy Space Center’s launch complex 39A.
The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts was called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown.
A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center, carrying NASA astronauts.
The historic send-off deserves to look good, according to SpaceX.
One is a former Marine and fighter pilot; the other is an Air Force colonel.
Douglas Loverro is a former DoD and National Reconnaissance Office manager, specializing in space security matters.
It’s the sixth flight of an X-37B, a solar-powered plane that's flown by remote control without a crew.